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Rural Assistance Authority

Loans

The RAA administers financial assistance programs including loans to primary producers, small business operators and not-for-profit organisations on behalf of both the NSW and Australian Governments.



New!

The NSW Government's Engine and Emerging Industries Loan pilot program is now open for applications.

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Choose the right loan

Find out which loan is right for your project by comparing all loan products available through the RAA.

Drought Ready and Resilient Fund Loan

The Drought Ready and Resilient Fund is a low interest loan up to $250,000 that farmers in NSW can use to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of drought.

Drought Infrastructure Fund Loan

Through the Drought Infrastructure Fund, long-term, low-interest loans of up to $1 million are available to farmers in NSW to make improvements to permanent on-farm infrastructure.

Engine and Emerging Industries Loan

The Engine and Emerging Industries Loan pilot program supports regionally based businesses in food and beverage manufacturing industries to adopt advanced manufacturing capabilities.

Seafood Innovation Fund Loan

Commercial fishers and aquaculture farmers can apply for a low interest loan to identify and address risks to their business, improve permanent assets and infrastructure, and to ensure long term productivity and sustainability.

Disaster Relief Loans

Primary producers, small business operators and not-for-profit organisations directly affected by a declared natural disaster can apply for a loan to support rapid recovery.